The Washington Redskins made a stunning decision tonight, naming recently hired offensive coordinator Jim Zorn as the team's new head coach.
"I've always dreamed of being a head coach with a franchise rich in tradition like the Redskins," Zorn said in a statement. "As a player who had to fight Redskins teams at RFK as well as at our home field, I know about the history of this franchise as well as the passion of its fans. I won't let you down."
Zorn, 54, who has never previously served as a head coach or offensive coordinator in the NFL, replaces Hall of Fame Coach Joe Gibbs, who resigned as team president and coach on Jan. 8.